'''Robyn Rowan Hitchcock''' (born 3 March 1953) is a British singer-songwriter
and guitarist. While primarily a vocalist and guitarist, he also plays harmonica, piano, and bass guitar.
After reaching prominence in the late 1970s with The Soft Boys
, Hitchcock launched a prolific solo career. His musical and lyrical styles have been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan
, John Lennon
, Syd Barrett
and Roger McGuinn
. Hitchcock's lyrics tend to include surrealism
, comedic elements, characterisations of English eccentrics, and melancholy depictions of everyday life.
He has recorded for two major American labels (A&M Records
, then Warner Bros.
) over the course of the 1980s and 1990s, and was the subject of a live performance/documentary film (''Storefront Hitchcock (film)|Storefront Hitchcock
'') by major motion picture director Jonathan Demme
in 1998, but despite this, mainstream...